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I'd have to check... but I'd also point out that you're missing GPSNavX, which is made by the same people who make MacENC. Doesn't do ENC, but does do BSB-type raster charts.
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I agree. Amazing how hard it is to convince people of this, though.
Even harder is to convince them to actually get current charts or at least apply updates to their older charts. To make matters worse, if you buy one of the more popular bound book of laminated charts, they could be out of date. I bought a great set of laminated, bound charts for the areas I sail, only to find that some of the nav buoys on the chart are nowhere near where they really are. Turns out the charts are 5 years old. It didn't even occur to me to check that when I bought it.

My favorite solution is the print on demand charts from Ocean Grafix:

NOAA Nautical Charts - OceanGrafix - Index

OceanGrafix is the NOAA provider of up to date charts. If you place an order with them, they will print it from the most current data available when they print it. They will also laminate it for a few extra bucks and you'll have it in a day or two.

The only down side from the book I mentioned earlier is that they are big, full size charts. But they are current.
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